Aepyornis by Wilson

Maurice Wilson (1914-1987)
Aepyornis maximus, Elephant bird, 1950.
Watercolour on paper, 395 x 285 mm.

For generations, dinosaurs and fossils have inspired children and adults. Stimulating this interest has been artwork of the prehistoric world, reproduced as illustrations in many books.

These drawings used scientific fact deduced from the fossil record, combined with the artist's imagination, resulting in an impression of a world that existed millions of years ago.

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